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Abducted Serbian embassy staff killed in Libya airstrike

Serbia has said it thinks that two abducted officials from its embassy in Libya were killed in a US air strike against Daesh bases Friday.

The pair was abducted in Libya last November by a group of armed men.

Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told reporters in Belgrade on Saturday that the Serbian government had received information that the two officials had been killed.

Dacic said that information has not been officially confirmed by the Libyan authorities.

“We cannot confirm with certainty, but we got the photos that clearly indicate that information is probably correct,” Dacic said.

According to Serbia’s state news agency, the abducted officials were a driver and communications officer identified as Jovica Stepic and Sladjana Stankovic.

A group of armed men had attacked a convoy of vehicles taking Serbia’s ambassador to Tunisia.

During the attack, gunmen kidnapped the two embassy officials. The ambassador escaped unharmed.

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